DOP 217: Learning EBPF With Liz Rice

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023

Show Notes

#217: Extended Berkeley Packet Filter, or eBPF, has been making waves in the tech industry over the past few years. It’s a technology that enables you to extend the functionality of the Linux kernel without having to write kernel modules. But what exactly is eBPF, and how does it impact our systems, networks, and security?

In this episode, we speak with Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer with Isovalent, about where eBPF started and why you may never write a line of (byte)code of eBPF yourself.


Liz Rice

Liz Rice

Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF pioneers Isovalent, creators of the Cilium project, which provides cloud native networking, observability and security. She is a member of the Open UK Board. She was chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee 2019-2022, and co-chaired the KubeCon / CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle. She is currently on the CNCF Governing Board, and is the author of multiple O’Reilly books, including Container Security as well as Learning eBPF.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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